THIS WATCH IS FOR SALE: http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/jaeger-lecoultre/#watches The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is JLC's corporate icon. Like the Submariner to Rolex or the Navitimer to Breitling, the Reverso is the one watch that symbolizes Jaeger-LeCoultre to the watch enthusiast fraternity. And this 18-Karat yellow gold Reverso Gran'Sport Chronographe Retrograde is a member of JLC's first family of watches. Originally designed as a solution for boisterous British polo players in India (the reverse side of the watch was shatterproof steel, not glass), today's Reverso is a double-sided platform for additional complications. The Reverso Gran'Sport Chronographe Retrograde offers users two watches in one. On the main dial, hours, minutes, seconds, and a jumping date provide the essential readings that owners expect of their "daily driver" watch. A helpful Marche/Arrete toggle indicator provides a clue as to what lies just beyond the surface…. … rotate the famous Reverso case, and a second independent dial appears. A unique twin-register chronograph with radial seconds and a retrograde 30-minute scale provides an uncluttered read of elapsed time. By separating the chronograph and civil time functions of the Gran’Sport Chrono, Jaeger-LeCoultre provides an easy read and clean dial displays on both sides of the reversible case. Jaeger-LeCoultre intended for the 1998-2005 Reverso Gran'Sport line to be a gateway Reverso for younger luxury watch buyers who had grown up with Rolex, Omega, and Breitling sports watches. The 50m water resistance greatly surpassed the 30m of the standard dress Reverso, and full metal bracelets reinforced a more sporting aesthetic. The 18-karat yellow gold bracelet and clasp of this Reverso are a real highlight- in more ways than one! With a megawatt visual impact and the unmistakable physical substance (read: heft!) of solid gold, this is the ultimate Monaco/South Beach/Sunset Strip accessory for debonair gents with a taste for the haute-de-gamme. A robust double-deployant clasp with trigger releases guards against accidental release, and like all other parts – case, bracelet, and movement – it’s built in-house and bears the maker’s marks of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Due to limited Jaeger-LeCoutre distribution networks in their pre-Richemont (pre-2001 model year) years, the Gran'Sport line never had the exposure it required to really catch fire. The resulting rarity of these models makes them an attractive target for savvy collectors seeing future collectibles. This 18-karat yellow gold Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gran'Sport Chronographe Retrograde is available from thewatchbox.com in like-new condition. See it in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.